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07-09-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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Raynox DCR-250

Okay I just got this in the mail today from B&H...and I'm not sure which lens to use it with! HAHA

I have a kit lens 18-55 and a Tamron 70-300 macro. Which one of these suckers am I supposed to stick it on?

07-09-2010, 05:38 PM   #2
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It works well on both. I suppose it depends on what you are shooting and how "macro" you want to go.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jodokast96 Quote
It works well on both. I suppose it depends on what you are shooting and how "macro" you want to go.
Oh so I should put it on the Tamron in macro to triple my magnification level?
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As with with all closeup lens, the effect is to fix your focus distance within a very range - around 3-4 inches, I think. Meaning no matter what lens you mount it to, you'll be focusing at 3-4 inches away. The longer the focal length of the lens, the more magnification you get from a given distance (just like "regular" photography).

I suspect the 250 will vignette pretty badly with the 70-300 - did you research this beforehand to find out this was not the case? For that reaosn as well as for the greater working distance, most people are usually better off with the 150 than the 250. If you find the 250 vignettes, or if you find the working distance too short, you might consider returning that 250 in favor of the 150. Unless you are really sure the extra magnification is worth putting up with those limitations.

I'm moving this to the lens forum, BTW.


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Raynox DCR-250 should work well with the Tamron 70-300. It gives you greater focusing distance than with the 18-55.

Here's a test photo with DA* 60-250 mm at 250mm + Raynox DCR-250. The focusing distance is about 1.5 ft from the sensor (5 - 6 in. from the front of the lens). Note that the filter thread diameter of the DA* 60-250 is 67mm. That of the Tamron 70-300 must be smaller.




For comparison, here's a 1:1 photo with a Sigma 50mm macro. Distance is about 3 in. from the front of the lens.


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Honestly folks I just went by stuff I've seen posted on here as to what I should purchase, truth be told. That's why I went with the 250. So now...I'm super confused. hahaha
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Note I didn't say it *won't* work - but I've heard it does vignette with the DA55-300, so I'd be surprised if it didn't with a 70-300. If you haven't already, do read through the "Raynox Club" thread - lots of examples and discussion there to help you decide if you've made the right choice. I do think *most* people would recommend the 150 over the 250 unless you have a specialized need for the 250 and know for certain it will work well with your lens.

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Okay...heading over to the raynox section....

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